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Update on Luis

Luis, age 64, is in a common-law marriage and has two children under his care. He lives in his own house in the Luchadores Sociales settlement in the Tambogrrande district. He lives in the rural part of this district, but he does have electricity.

Luis is a farmer. He has four hectares of agricultural land where he has planted lemon crops that he harvests weekly. He also raises small animals like sheep. Luis has over 20 years of experience managing his business.

He has requested a loan for 1,500 soles, which will be used in clearing the fields and fertilizing his lemon crops. He will also make improvements to the watering system for the crops (pay the day workers). This way he gives maintenance to his crops, which makes them develop. Then the crop will not have phytosanitary problems when it is time to sell it. This way he will be able to attract more consumers.
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Luis es un hombre de 64 años de edad, su estado civil es conviviente y tiene 2 hijos a su cargo. Vive en casa propia, la cual está ubicada en el Caserío Luchadores Sociales en el distrito de Tambogrande. Cliente vive en la parte rural de este distrito, pero cuenta con servicios básicos de luz eléctrica.
La actividad que desarrolla Luis es la agricultura, teniendo 4.0 hectáreas de terreno agrícola en la que tiene sembrado cultivo de limonero que cosecha semanalmente, y además se dedica a la crianza de animales menores como ovinos. Luis cuenta con más de 20 años de experiencia en el manejo de su negocio.
El monto del préstamo solicitado es de 1,500 nuevos soles, que serán utilizados en la limpieza del campo y realizar la fertilización del cultivo de limón, además de realizar mejoras en el sistema de riego del cultivo (pagos de jornales). De esta manera, les da mantenimiento a su cultivo, haciendo que se desarrolle y sin problemas fitosanitarios al momento de comercializarlo, y de está manera poder atraer más a los consumidores.

Previous Loan Details

Luis is 63 years old, married, and has two children. He lives in his own home together with his family, in a small village, in Tambogrande district, Piura. Luis' community is noted as being an area where people farm and raise livestock. This rural community is 40 minutes from Tambogrande dist... More from Luis's previous loan »

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About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 108
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $59,068,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Luis to pay day workers to provide maintenance to his crop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013